Mark A Magnuson MD

Dr. Mark A. Magnuson is the Louise B. McGavock Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Medicine, and Cell and Developmental Biology at Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Magnuson graduated from Luther College in 1975 and obtained his medical degree from the University of Iowa in 1979. He then did a residency in Internal Medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester before going to the NIH to obtain research training. Following this he moved to Vanderbilt where he obtained additional research training in Molecular Physiology and clinical training in Endocrinology. Dr. Magnuson became a Vanderbilt faculty member in 1987.

Dr. Magnuson has authored or co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed articles. He has been a member of numerous scientific review panels and has served on the editorial boards for Diabetes, Molecular Endocrinology and the Journal of Biological Chemistry, and has served as Associate Editor for both the American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism and Experimental Biology and Medicine. In 2006 he received the Sidney P. Colowick Faculty Award at Vanderbilt. His research has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health for over 25 years. Dr. Magnuson is currently Director of the Vanderbilt Center for Stem Cell Biology and Sr. Scientific Co-Director of the Transgenic Mouse/ES Cell Shared Resource. Between 1998 and 2005 he served as Director of the Office of Biomedical Sciences and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research.